Jonathan Lethem Teases Fortress Musical

Jonathan Lethem has shipped off to the West Coast but New York magazine recently caught up with the author and pried from his brain this juicy bit of gossip: A musical based on his novel The Fortress of Solitude, with music by Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’s Michael Friedman, has a “hot chance” of being made.

“For a while, I thought it was just really silly,” he told them. “Now I’m beside myself with happiness, and I think it stands a chance in this coldhearted universe of ours.”

We’ve heard of worse ideas. Plus, we know Broadway’s looking for a superhero musical that doesn’t threaten to break the bones of its actors.